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Foy WH Ch. 7 Vocab

TermDefinition
Judaism the religion of the Hebrews; it is the world's oldest monotheistic religion
Exodus the journey of the Hebrews, led by Moses, from Egypt to Canaan after they were freed from slavery
Diaspora the scattering of the Jews outside of Canaan after the Babylonian Captivity
monotheism the belief in only one god
Torah the most sacred text of Judaism
synagogue a Jewish house of worship
prophet someone who is said to receive messages from God to be taught to others
Talmud a set of commentaries, stories, and folklore that explains Jewish law
Dead Sea Scrolls writings about Jewish beliefs created about 2,000 years ago
Zealot a radical Jew who supported rebellion against the Romans
rabbi a Jewish religious teacher
Passover a holiday in which Jews remember the Exodus
High Holy Days the two most sacred of all Jewish holidays- Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Created by: lfoy8290